In celebration of the Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival, Our Kitchen Table and the Kent County Health Department have revised the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market Green Tomato Recipe Book. The 28-page booklet offers 34 green tomato recipes in five categories: fried green tomatoes, appetizers, main dishes, condiments and desserts. Market patrons are welcome to a free copy!
In addition to the original 34 recipes from the its first edition, the revised cook booklet includes a recipe for vegan fried green tomatoes provided by chef and author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, Bryant Terry, as well as a recipe for delicious Green Tomato Cake shared by local chef and market supporter, Nancy Rutledge.
The Greens Cook-off and Green Tomato Festival take place noon to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12 at the Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, Gerald R Ford School, 851 Madison Ave. SE. To enter, bring your prepared dish to the market and register on site. Even if you don’t enter the contest, stop by to watch cooking demos and sample delicious greens and green tomato dishes!
The Southeast Area Farmers’ Market is open 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays at Garfield Park, Madison Avenue and Burton Street, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Gerald R Ford School, Madison Avenue and Franklin Street. Shop with your Bridge Card and double your local Michigan produce dollars up to $20 each day you visit!